Vikas Kumar (born 18 May 1977) is an Indian actor, producer and dialogue coach. He is known mainly for his performances as senior inspector Rajat in CID, Abhay in Hamid, Major Prem in Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, YRF TV's Khotey Sikkey, ACP Khan in Aarya and for his work as dialogue coach in Hindi films like Ishqiya, Shakuntala Devi and Udaan.
|Born||18 May 1977|
Bihar Sharif, Bihar
|Years active||2006 - present|
Kumar was born on 18 May 1977 in Bihar Sharif and his father was a doctor in Bihar. He did his schooling from Welham Boys' School, Dehradun and holds a MBA degree. He did a three-month acting workshop under the renowned theater director Barry John.
He married Raavi Sehgal, and the couple is blessed with a daughter, Rabani.
He had worked as a theatre artist in various plays, including ‘The Legend of Ram– Prince of India’, ‘The Fifty Day War’, ‘Kamra Number 420’ and ‘Khamosh! Adalat Jaari Hai.’ Vikas Kumar with the cast and crew of ‘The Legend of Ram- Prince of India’ were felicitated by the then President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2004.
He had acted in a few TV serials, like ‘Powder’ (2010) in which he played the character of Umesh Jagdale and ‘Khotey Sikkey’ (2011) in which he played the character of Senior Inspector Damodar Deshmukh. He is popular for playing the character of Inspector Rajat in one of the longest-running TV shows, ‘CID’ in 2012–2013.
He has appeared in the Hindi films like Handover (2012), Prithipal Singh- A Story (2015), Ajji (2017), and Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018).
He appeared in the popular Netflix web-series, ‘Aarya,’ in which he played the role of ACP Younus Khan in 2020. He also produced a short film ‘Sonsi’ (Shadow Bird), won 'Best Film' award at the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival 2021, 'Best Cinematography' (Non-Feature category) in 67th National Awards and was declared 'Best Short Film' at Lady Filmmakers Festival, Beverly Hills.
He is a well-known dialogue coach in Bollywood and his debut as a dialect coach was ‘Gulaal’ (2009). He had worked as a dialect teacher for Vidya Balan in ‘Ishqiya’ (2010), Kalki Koechlin in ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ (2011), Lisa Haydon in ‘The Shaukeens’ (2014), and Aditya Roy Kapur in ‘Fitoor’ (2016).
|2006||Shanu Taxi (Short)||Shanu|
|2015||Prithipal Singh..A Story||Prithipal Singh|
|2016||ABS NT (Short)||Iqbal|
|2018||Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran||Major Prem|
|2011||Khotey Sikkey||Senior Inspector Damodar Deshmuk|
|2011||Adaalat||Senior Inspector Damodar Deshmuk|
|2012-2013||C.I.D||Senior Inspector Rajat|
|2019||Court Room - Sachchai Hazir Ho||Host|
|2022||Delhi Khabbar||Danny Singh|
|2006||One Night With The King||Hollywood film|
|2009||Radio: Love on Air|
|2011||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara|
|2011||7 Khoon Maaf|
|2012||Cover Story: The Ultimate Interview|
|2014||MAD: Mad About Dance|
|2014||Main Aur Mr. Riight|
- ^ Kumar, Madhuri (6 February 2014). "Bihar youth coaches Bollywood actors in diction | Patna News". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
- ^ a b Hegde, Rajul (21 April 2011). "How Yana, Kalki learnt Hindi". Rediff.com. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
- ^ "First of Many: Vikas Kumar revisits Powder". The Indian Express. 9 June 2021. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
- ^ "Actor Vikas Kumar completes the UK shooting schedule for a new International collaboration documentary on Indian women cyclists!". ANI News. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
- ^ "Vikas Kumar reveals ACP Khan's sexual orientation was initially not part of Aarya's script: 'One day I got a call…'". The Indian Express. 10 December 2021. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
- ^ "Oscars 2022: Sonsi, Produced By Aarya Actor Vikas Kumar, Joins Short Film Race". NDTV.com. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
- ^ "It's too much to take in: Aarya actor Vikas Kumar on Sonsi joining the Oscars race". Hindustan Times. 1 December 2021. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Kumar, Madhuri (6 February 2014). "Bihar youth coaches Bollywood actors in diction". Times of India. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
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